if you believe it is wrong, then why did you do it ?
in your post you said you downloaded a TON, why ?
its not like you did it once, felt bad, so never did it again.
you downloaded, felt bad, but still went for it and downloaded a ton more, why is that ?
i understand that some people think its bad and feel bad about it. But i was grown up in a community where all these things came into the world for the first time.
the fxp scene, ftp servers, sharing hard drives, warez sites, torrents and so on and so on.
I never felt bad for it because when there was a really good movie i felt that deserved the money to be seen or bought on dvd, i did that. the same goes for music. I also go to concerts a bunch.
but i alwayz found downloading and watching a movie that i would otherwize never pay for to go see or buy on dvd verry interesting. Because i wouldv never payed money to see it anywayz, i didnt take away soemthing from the film makers, because i was never thinking about paying for there movie. even if i couldnt download it, if i couldnt download it then i would never bought the dvd either, because i wasnt planning on seeing it (sorry for the bad explenation)
another question, you go to the movies, pay for it, now a couple of years later you want to see the movie again, what do you do ? buy it or download it ?
do you still feel bad downloading it ? you already payed to see it once, do you need to pay for it again ?
do you think (back in the old days) taping songs on the radio with your casette player was a crime ?
because its essentially the same.
do you feel bad about lending a book from the librarry, ofc the librarry prolly pays for the books, but for you it is free, you could aswell buy the book in the shop but elect to take it for free in the library, its not a crime, its 100% legal, but its still in essence the same. you get the book for free while you also have the option of getting the book by paying for it.
i got an open mind on a lot of topics, but this is one i doubt im ever gonna change it...
and like i said, i understand why some people think its bad, and wont do it, but should i really feel bad because i dont think this way ?
should i feel like im a thief, the same way as someone is who carjacks or steals things in a shop ?